A great place to meet students with similar interests, the Museum offers a range of programs for creative teens and those interested in art history. Contact Alice Novak, Curator of Education to learn more.
The Muses, the Museum’s Teen Council, represent a variety of schools and the homeschool community. Council members enjoy expressive activities in the galleries and plan events at the Museum including performances, arts career fairs, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Muse or learning more about teen events, please contact Alice Novak, Curator of Education.
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Advanced Placement Art History course is offered free of charge to local high school students. In this global survey class that meets daily in the Museum library, students explore the creations of a variety of eras and cultures. Key skills the class builds over the course of the year include identifying works of art, comparing works from different cultures, and examining influences, artist choices, traditions, and innovations. Art is explored as a reflection of larger cultural trends, and the class has the advantage of being able to interact with the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and visiting speakers. Most of all the art history class is an exciting introduction to the art and architecture of the globe and a unique chance to enjoy a seminar style class with students from other schools.
Interested students should contact the teacher Alice Novak, email@example.com, 334.240.4361.
AP Art History is sponsored by the BBVA Compass Foundation.
Middle and High School Classes
– English teachers, bring your students to practice Ekphrastic writing (or writing in response to works of art!) in the galleries. Co-lead a writing workshop with a Museum and host a reading at the end.
– History teachers, don’t forget about the American historical sources hanging all over the Museum walls. Call us about an American history gallery talk or writing assignment for your students.
– Foreign language teachers, bring your students to discuss works of art in a second language. We can help you find references to your country of focus in our collection. We have Museum docents who speak German, Spanish, and Korean.
– Math and science teachers, brainstorm with us to think about applications of mathematics and science in works of art and architecture, explore the wall in ARTWORKS based on the Fibonacci sequence and more.
-Interested in having your students learn more about working at an art Museum? Call about the possibility of partnering on a Junior Curators or Junior Docent program or to take a behind the scenes tour of the Museum.
To explore these or any other school partnerships, please call Alice Novak at 334.240.4361.
(Ages 14 and Older)
Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the current Studio Flyer here to learn more or call Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365.
Summer Painting with Sandra
Back by popular demand, Sandra Hicks Larson will teach these fun and informative series of classes, designed for students of all levels, including those who have no prior painting experience. Participants will work from photographs and will view landscapes in the Museum for inspiration. Since these classes are offered during the summer, participants may sign up for individual classes or the entire series. Class size is limited to 10. Some supplies provided.
Instructor: Sandra Hicks Larson
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursday: August 4, 11; September 1, 22; October 20
Cost: $30 members per class/$40 non-members per class;
$140 members/$190 non-members for the series of five classes
Mixed Media Workshop
Be inspired by the exhibition Federico Uribe: Transformart and the Colombian-born, Miami-based artists use of recycled, everyday objects in his playful installations. Learn to incorporate drawings, prints, photographs, and other media in your paintings, using archival adhesives. Many supplies will be provided for this unique workshop.
Instructor: Madison Faile
Dates & Times: Sunday, October 16 – 12:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 22 – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $115 members/ $160 non-members/$75 students for the two-day workshop
Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.
For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%
administrative fee will be charged.